Friday, 21 August 2015

FURNITURE │ DECOR │ LIGHTING INTERIOR DESIGN IDEAS

Occasional Chair available at Phases Africa
This occasional chair was constructed by an exceptionally talented South African product designer. His design concept was inspired by the design philosophy of Isamu Noguchi where "Everything is sculpture." The artist set out to design a functional piece of art using natural flowing lines that resulted in a gracefully balanced chair.

Materials: Bent plywood and oak veneer with a powder coated mild steel frame and Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros) leather upholstery. 
Size: 
Height - 820mm
Depth - 710mm
Width - 720mm
The chair weighs +/- 15kg

WOOD FURNITURE PHASES AFRICA

Rope Chair, Panga Panga Table, Cameroon Stool and Colonial Man © Phases Africa
Rope Chair and Panga Panga Table: Table made from Panga Panga hand-crafted form untreated hardwood ties used to construct the railroads in Africa at the turn of the nineteenth century. Table Large 59”(l) x 24(w) x 28(h) or Medium 39”(l) x 20(w) x 28(h). The Rope chair is 54"(h) x 22(d) x 35(w) Seat 17" from ground. Cameroon Stool 40” diam and Colonial Man approx 6.8 feet tall.

Thursday, 13 August 2015

10 AFRICAN HOME DECOR IDEAS

© Teak Wood Server http://phasesafrica.com

Today, collaboration between indigenous and European artisans residing in Africa, as well as, having access to the world wide web; brought about the fusion of ancient African crafting skills and techniques with modern day functional contemporary designs. South African resurgence in various types of design, duly noted around the world, brought about Cape Town being named “Design Capital of the World 2014.”  

  1.         African Teak Table designed from recycled rail wood sleepers that use to be part of the original train tracks connecting countries on the continent of Africa, at the turn of the 19th century.  An 8 foot tall Rawhide Lamp designed by a South African artist, each lamp is handmade and no two lamps are alike. 

CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN FURNITURE AND DECOR

Ndebele Chair available at phasesafrica.com
Ndebele Chair
Hand Felted Merino Wool
Sizes: 100 (wide) x 45 (seat height)  x 90 cm (chair height)

HANDMADE AREA RUGS

HANDMADE AREA RUG http://phasesafrica.com
Phases Africa proudly presents a brand new collection of handmade area rugs. These 100% plush wool rugs created by master weavers are trained to allow for personal development and the growth of empowered communities in Southern Africa.
The wool used is sourced responsibly from adult Karakul Sheep and is meticulously selected to ensure the highest quality grade.  After blending the wool, seamlessly it is then spun and woven resulting in the emerging of supreme quality hand-woven area rugs.
Size: 200 x 300 cm - contact us for custom sizes.

Sunday, 5 July 2015

SAFARIS IN BOTSWANA Part 1

It’s time to go on Safari!!  Before you depart this planet place AN AFRICA SAFARI high on that bucket list of yours!!  There are so many stunning places in South Africa and I promise to post about some of those in the near future.  However, for now, let’s cross the border, and take a flight from OR Tambo - Johannesburg’s International Airport to Maun in Botswana.  

Wednesday, 24 June 2015